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Job Category: Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)
Job Subcategory: Northern Ireland Executive
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
The Office of the Northern Ireland Executive in Brussels (ONIEB), established in 2001, has served as a focal point for liaison between the Northern Ireland Executive and the Institutions of the European Union in promoting the Administration’s interests. The office is part of the wider family of the UK Mission to the European Union and is now looking for one recent graduate for a full time internship opportunity: Policy and Events Assistant. Visit www.brusselsni.com or @BrusselsNI for more information.
The contract will be for a period of 6 to 12 months with a starting date to be discussed between the parties (ideally September 2021). This is a good opportunity to develop your skills and to gain experience in a diverse work area, working in the heart of Brussels’ EU Quarter’.
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
Application deadline: 6 June 2021
Type of Position: Intern
Working hours per week: 36.25
Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Type of Post: UK Delegation
Number of vacancies: 1
Stipend/Allowance: 1,300 (gross)
Start Date: 1 September 2021
Other benefits and conditions of employment
This is a full-time professional immersion traineeship, for 36.25 hours net for 5 working days a week. The professional immersion indemnity for this position is €1.300/month.
The duration of the traineeship will be for 6 months, with the possibility of a further 6 months if certain conditions are met. This will be explained during interview.
You will gain:
Additional benefits including allowances for public transport and daily subsistence costs of €7 per work day are also provided. Interns have access to 1 day of paid annual leave and 1 day of unpaid leave per month of internship. As the nature of the events-related work will occasionally entail working in the early evening, TOIL (time off in lieu) is given.
Please note that Belgian nationals will be paid their salary gross and are expected to comply with their tax obligations through completion of a tax return to the Belgian authorities. Non-Belgian nationals will receive their salary net, minus the deduction of an equivalent level of Belgian tax retained at source. Further information on this will be given to candidates during the recruitment process.
As you will know, the Covid-19 (coronavirus) situation has resulted in the temporary closure of workplaces across the world and for the moment that includes The Office of the Northern Ireland Executive in Brussels although partial reopening is underway and being reviewed every week. While the Office is closed, working from home arrangements will be provided to the successful candidate in Brussels.
Like everyone, we hope to be able to re-open and resume normal business when it is safe to do so, but for the moment our normal events calendar has been postponed.
For these reasons, it may be necessary to delay the post start date indefinitely, depending on the resolution of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) situation. Should the situation continue long-term, our Senior Management Team will come to a decision on the feasibility of progressing with the post. As such, we cannot guarantee with absolute certainty that this post will go ahead.
Passport: officers are expected to be in possession of a passport due to the possibility that they may be asked to undertake business travel.
Visa/work permit requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Belgium and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the legal requirements to live and work in this country.
Professional Immersion Traineeship Requirements:
Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.
We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered. Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.
Please be advised that the British Diplomatic Missions will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a job.
Subject to travel restrictions, we expect to hold the interviews remotely end of June 2021. Further details about interviews will be communicated to successful candidates in due course.
*Please note for more information on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment levels please click on the following link CEFR. Please bear in mind in case you are invited for an interview your language skill is going to be assessed.
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